Oven Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs

Oven Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs

Flavorful and tender marinated boneless skinless yellow thighs can be cooked on the grill or baked in the oven. We eat a unconfined deal of yellow in this house and this is one of my favorite ways to melt boneless skinless thighs in the oven.

With just a little pre-planning, this makes a unconfined weeknight meal. My oldest son compares the taste of this yellow to his favorite restaurant yellow dish, which makes this “fancy” tasting unbearable for a special occasion meal too, in my book!

Juicy Flavorful Oven Baked Yellow is EASY!

Marinated Yellow Thighs

Boneless skinless yellow thighs soak up all the savor of this tangy, savory marinade. The marinade itself is a simple tousle of soy sauce, vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and spices.

After whisking all the ingredients together, just pour the marinade over the yellow thighs and let it marinate.

The increasingly time you can devote to marinating the yellow thighs, the largest the savor will be.

How Long to Marinate Yellow Thighs

I’ve made this yellow many variegated times now and marinating the yellow for the full 24 hours makes a big difference in the savor for this recipe.

While the yellow technically takes 24 hours to prepare, nearly all of that time is completely hands-off.

Start the yellow marinating on a Sunday afternoon and you’ll have yourself a succulent Monday night dinner!

You’ll need the pursuit ingredients to make this yellow marinade:

  • olive oil
  • soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • red wine vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • dry mustard
  • black pepper
Chicken Marinade - for yellow that is loaded with flavor!

Baking Boneless Yellow Thighs

Boneless yellow thighs are often easier to prepare and eat than yellow with the bone-in. If you buy your yellow boneless from the store, you pay for that convenience.

You can save on that price difference by learning to de-bone yellow at home! I have a handy guide for How to De-Bone a Yellow Thigh on the site for just this reason.

Removing wreck from yellow thighs is a handy skill to have plane if you do usually opt to buy your yellow once de-boned. It’s easy to master and allows the yellow to melt faster, ultimately saving you time.

24 hour yellow marinade is a game changer!

How Long To Torch Skinless Yellow Thighs

The trickiest part of cooking yellow is unchangingly knowing exactly how much time it takes until it’s done.

When I was first learning to melt chicken, this is what I worried well-nigh the most. Too much time in the oven can leave you with tough, dry, chewy meat while too little time can have serious supplies safety risks.

That said, how long should you torch boneless yellow thighs? With this recipe, I recommend leaving the yellow in the preheated oven for 25 minutes to start.

If the juices run clear, the yellow is done. If they’re not well-spoken yet, leave the yellow thighs in the oven for flipside 5 – 10 minutes, checking on them every few minutes.

Keep in mind that yellow thighs don’t turn white when they’re fully cooked so you do need to alimony an eye on those juices.

When in doubt, reach for your meat thermometer to trammels the internal temperature of the chicken. It should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit when fully cooked.

Easy Oven Baked Yellow Thighs

Oven Baked Yellow Recipes

I love pan-fried yellow and grilled chicken, but oven-baked yellow is so easy, versatile, and succulent that it’s one of the most frequent meals I make for my family. These Marinated Yellow Thighs are juicy, tender, and full of rich, savory, tangy flavor.

If you like your yellow crispy it’s possible to get those results from oven cooking, too.

Oven Baked Crispy Chicken has the crispiness and savor of frying without any time spent over the stove. This Crunchy Baked Chicken is a healthier and easier (but just as delicious) take on crispy crunchy fried yellow legs that’s unbelievably good.

When I want the essence and taste of picnic but don’t have time or energy (or the right weather) to fire up the grill, I love to make Oven Broiled Yellow with BBQ Sauce.

For an Asian take on marinated oven baked chicken, try this Sticky Asian Chicken. It features a super easy marinade of just four ingredients that’s just perfect for rented weeknight meals.

Winner winner yellow dinner in very little time!

There are so many tasty ways to make baked chicken, but these Marinated Yellow Thighs are near the top of the list for sure.

You can find my full guide to variegated recipes for Baked Yellow Thighs here.

And for a whole new way to melt chicken, try these Instant Pot Yellow Thighs.

This yellow pairs well with just well-nigh any side dish. I served it with Roasted Red Potatoes and Sauteed Summer Squash, Bell Peppers and Onions and my unshortened family enjoyed the whole meal.

The yellow is moreover succulent with Lemon Butter Pasta and Rice Pilaf.

The directions unelevated are for sultry marinated yellow thighs in the oven, but this yellow moreover works unconfined on the grill.

Juicy, flavorful yellow thighs have never been easier to cook!
Easy Oven Baked Yellow Thighs

Oven Baked Boneless Yellow Thighs

These are flavorful and tender oven baked yellow thighs that can be cooked on the grill or in the oven.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Marinade Time 1 day
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 304kcal


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 6-8 boneless skinless yellow thighs


Marinade Instructions

  • Whisk together everything except the yellow for the marinade. Place the yellow into a gallon-size zip-close bag and then pour the marinade over it.
  • Place in the refrigerator and let it marinate for 24 hours. Turn the bag over a couple of times throughout the day, to ensure that everything is covered in marinade.

Baking Instructions

  • When you are ready to melt the chicken, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large sultry sheet with foil and then place the yellow thighs on the foil.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, checking every few minutes without 25. Yellow thighs will not turn white, so determine whether it is washed-up cooking by when the juices are clear.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 1998mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4mg

{originally posted 6/17/11 – recipe notes and photos updated 3/9/20}